Detroit Welcomes New Americans at Citizenship Ceremony

July 2, 2015

On June 26, the City of Detroit’s Immigration Task Force hosted a citizenship ceremony where 105 people from 37 countries were welcomed as new U.S. citizens. The ceremony was held in partnership with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit, a New Americans Campaign partner. Wojciech Zolnowski, executive […]

On Fourth Anniversary, New Americans Campaign Announces Seattle Site

July 1, 2015

Today, on its fourth anniversary, the New Americans Campaign launches a new site in Seattle. It joins the growing list of campaign sites across the country that promote naturalization for the 8.8 million lawful permanent residents in the U.S. who are eligible. Seattle is the 17th site to join the New Americans Campaign, an innovative […]

Evaluation of New Americans Campaign in Year 3 Highlights Benefit of Collaboration, Innovation

June 29, 2015

A new report that evaluates the progress of the New Americans Campaign after its third year highlights the benefits of the collaboration and innovation that the campaign encourages. Among other things, the report, produced by Informing Change, offers findings on New Americans Campaign strategies to assess how the campaign has increased sustainable local capacity for […]

English, Civics Classes Help Aspiring Americans Achieve Citizenship

In your late 60s, your life is typically already established. But that wasn’t the case for Thanh Do, who uprooted his life and moved to the United States from Vietnam in 2008 seeking freedom and opportunities. “I was very grateful to finally be in the U.S.,” says Thanh. “My life here in America has been […]

Recognizing the Resilience and Strength of Refugees Worldwide

June 19, 2015

Saturday marks the 15th World Refugee Day. In December 2000, the United Nations passed Resolution 55/76, which dedicated this day as a commemoration for refugees across the world. World Refugee Day not only spreads awareness of the estimated 60 million refugees across the globe but also praises the resilience of these ordinary people living through […]

For American Samoans, Citizenship Not Guaranteed

June 17, 2015

The 14th amendment of the U.S. Constitution provides that “all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States ….” For most of us, that proposition is pretty straightforward. If you are born in the U.S., you are a citizen. But the phrase “in […]

New Americans Campaign Supports 2nd Annual Immigrant Heritage Month

June 1, 2015

Today the New Americans Campaign joins the second-annual Immigrant Heritage Month, an initiative to partner community organizations, elected officials, corporations, artists and thought leaders and share inspirational stories of American immigrants. As part of the month-long celebration, New Americans Campaign partners will host several dozen citizenship workshops at which green card holders can obtain free […]

As Numbers Rise, Experts Discuss Citizenship among Asian-American Immigrants

May 29, 2015

Amid news of a historic shift in migration patterns from China and India, national and local leaders joined a press call this week to talk about citizenship assistance and opportunities among Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) immigrants. Naturalization rates are comparatively high in AAPI communities. “Of all immigrants in the United States, 47 percent are […]

Naturalizations by the Numbers

May 20, 2015

After more than a decade of decreasing immigration from Latin America, recent Census Bureau data from 2013 reveal that more immigrants to the U.S. are coming from China and India than from Mexico. The Census Bureau recorded a total of 19.4 million Asian Americans in the U.S. in 2013 (including those who were born here). […]

Celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

May 18, 2015

Each May, our country celebrates Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, honoring the history, culture and contributions of our nation’s more than 18 million Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. According to the official Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month website, this commemorative month began with a congressional bill, which was first introduced by Reps. Frank Horton of […]

Our Impact

  • The Campaign has nearly doubled the number of naturalization applications completed in NAC sites by since the first year through over 2,500 naturalization workshops and clinics.
  • Nearly 154,000 citizenship applications completed since July 2011.

    Saved aspiring citizens and their families over $135 million in legal and application fees.
  • Adopted scalable technology. MP3 players, Google Voice, and Virtual Private Network (VPN) services are being used to enhance naturalization service delivery.
  • Expanded the New American Workforce (an effort to provide naturalization assistance within corporations) which has partnered with over 100 businesses across the nation, ranging from hotels in Miami to American Apparel in Los Angeles.
  • Deployed CitizenshipWorks, an online tool, across the NAC in multiple settings and languages. This quarter the NAC also began to integrate the new CitizenshipWorks mobile phone app into services, and are poised to pilot CitizenshipWorks 2.0 with a New York partner.
  • Were instrumental in inspiring the US Citizenship and Immigration Service to support the Citizenship Corners initiative.
  • Created innovative partnerships with public libraries, school districts, universities, social service agencies, and employers, all of which yield not only greater numbers of applicants but also greater awareness of the naturalization process.
  • Deployed a large-scale volunteer recruitment program through an e-learning course.

    Reached diverse communities. Local partners consistently outreach and provide culturally competent and language-appropriate services.
Learn more from our
Impact Report.

Who We’re Helping

People come to America from all over the world with dreams of achieving a better life for themselves and their families and calling this great nation home. Eight million people who live, work, and pay taxes in this country are eligible for citizenship, yet only about eight percent of them naturalize each year. Find out more about these individuals and the barriers they face.Read More